Dr. Nagel’s background in education covers a variety of experiences working in many roles with students of all ages in different districts and communities. She worked as a paraprofessional with early childhood and elementary special education students while completing the coursework for her teaching license, and afterward taught special education students for ten years in all grades K-12.
Dr. Nagel has also served as an assistant middle school principal and an assistant high school principal for seven years, a district-level supervisor of student support services for five and a half years, a PK-8 principal for two years, and as a school board member and district board member representative on regional special/alternative education cooperative governing boards for eight years.
Dr. Nagel is licensed in learning disabilities and emotional behavioral disorders, and also as a K-12 principal, director of special education, and superintendent. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Minnesota – Duluth, a Master of Science in Emotional/Behavioral Disorders from Minnesota State University, and a Doctorate in Education Leadership, Policy, and Administration from the University of St. Thomas. Dr. Nagel also works as an adjunct professor teaching the master's completion and orientation courses.